Hello, and welcome to my corner of the 'net. My name is Kevin Watson and I manage the flight computing group here at SpaceX, where we design the computers and networking hardware for our launch vehicles and spacecraft. I'm personally responsible for the overall architectural design of our fault-tolerant computing systems, as well as the design of our computer and networking hardware. Since joining SpaceX in June 2008, I've designed the first and second generation computer systems for our Dragon spacecraft, and now working on concepts for a third generation. I'm also currently working on the crew computers and displays for the crewed version of Dragon that will ferry Astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

Prior to joining SpaceX, I spent nearly twenty-four fun years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where I was active in the flight avionics, robotics, and radiation effects communities. When I left JPL I was the group supervisor of the Advanced Computer Systems and Technologies Group in the Flight Avionics Section. Here's a snapshot of my my old JPL webpage.


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Looking for FIRST Robotics software? My archived FIRST Robotics software and documentation can be found here. I've also ported some of my FIRST Robotics code to run on the very cool VEX Robotics controller. Vex code can be found here.

Last update: 2/2/2013
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